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Once is Enough


Lake Tahoe

Extremely narrow and steep chute that usually requires a straightline

Freeride Skiing Severe

115 m
0 m
70 m
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
2.8 km
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This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be severe. It's remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between November and April. From a low point of 2.8 km to the maximum altitude of 2.8 km, the route covers 115 m, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 70 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 3.2 and Labande grade 5.


An extremely narrow and steep line of the top of the ridge. Usually it is straightlined and you can decide whether to shed speed to the left or right. Best is to go after new snow. CAUTION – some early season boulders persist in the runout.



Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between November and April


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